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On this one-week trip you will get to know the beautiful south Indian Kerala in all its splendor and diversity.
From the small Portuguese-influenced port town of Kochi, we head high into the Western Ghats to the tea and spice plantations of Munnar at nearly 2000 meters. The journey then takes you to Perijar National Park, where, with a bit of luck, you can meet wild elephants on a hike before heading to the backwaters for kayaking. The trip ends with any number of days at the beach resort on Mararikulum Beach.
Day 1 Fort Kochi Sightseeing
In the car rickshaw and with a guide you will explore the Portuguese-influenced island of Fort Kochi today. You will visit the Jewish synagogue and old churches, watch the fishing with the Chinese fishing nets and stroll through the small alleys of the city. Overnight stay in homestay.
Day 2 Drive to Munnar
After the four-hour drive up to the Westernghats, you’ll visit the tea museum and stroll through the market. In the evening you can watch a traditional martial arts performance or Kathakali, a Kerala theater form. Dinner will be freshly prepared by your homestay owner. Overnight in homestay (B/-/D)
Day 3 Day hike in Munnar through the tea and spice plantations.
Today is a guided walk through the tea and spice plantations of Munnar – enjoy the great views and learn more about tea production and spice lore from your guide. Breakfast and lunch are served on the way. Overnight stay in the inn. (B/L/D)
Day 4 Drive to Thekkadey to Perijar National Park
After another four-hour drive you will reach your homestay in Thekkadey. The small town is within walking distance. In the evening a cooking class awaits you Overnight in a homestay (B/-/D)
Day 5 Morning walk and boat trip in Perijar National Park
Today is spent exploring Perijar National Park on foot and by boat. With a little luck you will spot free-roaming elephants. Overnight at homestay (B/-/-)
Day 6 Drive to the backwaters to Allepey
After a five-hour ride you will reach the canal system of the backwaters. the owner of your homestay will take you on a short walk. Overnight stay at Homestay (B/-/D)
Day 7 Kayak trip and drive to beach resort at Mararikulum beach or to the airport.
Another highlight of this trip is the kayak ride through the backwaters. During the three-hour trip you will discover the beauty of the canal system and get very close to the people. Afterwards you will be driven either to the airport or to the beach resort. Overnight at homestay (B/-/-)
Optional extension: Beach days at the Ayurveda Beach Resort at Marari Beach
At the beach resort you can really enjoy yourselves. Overnight at the resort. (B/-/-)
- 6 nights in double room
- Meals as mentioned (F: breakfast, M: lunch, A: dinner).
- full transportation in private vehicle with driver, including airport transfer to Kochi
- Day hike Munnar with lunch
- Hike and boat trip with entrance fee in Perijar NP
- Rickshaw Sightseeing in Kochi
- Cooking course in Thekkadey
- Kayak tour
Prices and dates
Best time to travel is October to April. Free choice of appointment
Price per person
1 participant: 950 €
2-3 participants: 550 €
4 participants: 450 €
Extra day at the beach resort:
Single room: 125 €/day Double room 65 €/day
Extra day Madurai between Munnar and Thekkadey including practice night with breakfast and guide:
1 participant: 150 €
2/3 participants: 80 €/person
4 participants: 65 €/person
additional night in Kochi on arrival on request
This tour is a fully organized tour without accompaniment. Detailed travel information is provided.
To the region
From November to March it is pleasantly warm and you only need light clothing. On most beaches of Kerala you can swim in normal swimwear. On beaches just outside, it is advisable to put on a T-shirt. Women in particular often attract unwelcome glances from locals and Indian tourists, as it is not common for women in India to show too much skin.
From March, temperatures will rise and it will be humid, so you should sweat a lot and pay attention to your circulation. From June to the end of September is the rainy season and many seasonal accommodations and restaurants have closed. It rains quite heavily during this time.
Our accommodations during the tours are typical guesthouses, homestays or hotels with air conditioning in 2 to 3 star categories. They are clean, located in a quiet location, mostly with balcony.
What to take with you
- Printing of the electronic tourist visa (e-TV)
- Cash/EC card/credit card
- Photocopies of the most important documents (keep separate from originals). Send a copy via PDF to your own email in advance.
- Day backpack (approx. 25l volume if possible with integrated rain cover) for food and drinks on the go
- For the hikes/trekking we recommend: ankle-high hiking boots with profile and well run in; breathable sportswear (e.g. functional shirt/quick-drying; light long hiking trousers) and 2-3 pairs of hiking socks.
- light dress, covering shoulders and knees
- light sneakers or sandals (to air out your feet)
- Long trousers and sweater/jacket (for the evening and/or rooms with air conditioning)
- Handkerchiefs (possibly also wet handkerchiefs for body hygiene)
- Photo equipment do not forget.
- bathing suits, bath towel
- Sunprotection and headgear (cap, hat or headscarf, sunglasses, sunscreen)
- Travel pharmacy, first aid kit, possibly personal medications, insect repellent
Spontaneous Kerala Trip
Thank you Sarah! Everything worked out great and I'm back to everyday life in Germany. I think I will think about the time in India for a long time. A completely different culture with so many exciting things to see. I really enjoyed the trip. The fact that everything was organized by you made me very relaxed and I was able to enjoy the time very much!